Perhaps second only to Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor has become one of the best-known female disco artists from the '70s due to the ongoing success of her monster 1979 hit (and subsequent "woman's anthem"), "I Will Survive." Born Gloria Fowles on September 7, 1949, in Newark, NJ, the singer (who began going by Gloria Gaynor by the early '70s), first sang as part of the obscure R&B outfit the Soul Satisfiers before being discovered by MGM Records head honcho Mike Curb (eventual leader of the Curb label and Lieutenant Governor of California), who decided to sign the singer to his label after several auditions…
Gloria Gaynor is back! The original Diva that brought us "Never Can Say Goodbye" and "I Will Survive" returns with 12 wonderful tracks, plus 2 versions of "I Will Survive" on the bonus CD (recorded live in Brazil - one is a Spanglish version). The 3rd bonus mix is the Hex Hector HQ2 Remix of her dance floor anthem "I Never Knew", a joyous tune full of love, life and energy.
After releasing the album “Dear Stranger” in 2013, Rene Liu （劉若英）, also known as “Milktea”（奶茶）, is finally releasing her 14th album “Wish You Well”（我要你好好的）on Sep 22nd.
Nice 16 track japan only compilation featuring the best in female contemporary jazz.
Singer Jean Carne's career has had various incarnations, as well as a slight name change similar to Dionne Warwick's (adding an "e" to the end of her last name as Warwick did for a short time). Born Sarah Jean Perkins in Columbus, GA, she was raised in Atlanta. She began singing gospel music in the church choir at age four; she also took piano lessons and learned the clarinet and bassoon. Carne won a music scholarship to Morris Brown College and began her recording career in 1969 with her husband, keyboardist Doug Carn, on the Black Jazz label, where she was one of the last vocalists to work with jazz legend Duke Ellington before his death.